As a part of our maudern people series, we asked Los Angeles-based couple Chelito Villafor and Chris Albanese for insights on modern intimacy. Chelito, sales director for David Pirrotta Brands, and Chris, an event planner with Argyle Events, live with their dog Georgie and together curate the shop Eskina Space.
What is your relationship status? Married 5 years, together 10 years
How do you make time for intimacy?
Working on making our small apartment home more livable for the long run. Auditing the clutter together so we can assess what is important and give more meaning to objects. Making meals at home has been a way to get creative in the kitchen and spend time together and discovering new unexpected flavors. Chris was raised from an Italian-American home in New York, and I grew up from an immigrant Filipino home in the suburbs of Chicago. Both communities placed great importance on cooking food for the family and gathering to share this food—this is the ultimate form of intimacy in our home.
Both [our] communities placed great importance on cooking food for the family and gathering to share this food—this is the ultimate form of intimacy in our home.
What is a new activity you are planning to try?
We subscribed for a lifetime subscription to Rosetta Stone with unlimited languages and brushing up our French and the other available languages until we are both proficiently polylingual!
Do you have a book or movie on your list while home?We subscribed to Criterion Collection and have been binging on 70's arthouse films. I'm also going to start reading Little Women—I'm embarrassed to admit I've never read it!